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Video: What to expect from an initial consultation | The Bowling Law Firm

Facts are the cornerstone of a personal injury or medical malpractice claim. For that reason, our initial consultation with clients will involve lots of detailed questions, such as names, dates, and observations.

Judge's antics leads to new trial in medical malpractice case

Every ship needs a captain, and in litigation, every case needs a judge to keep the process moving smoothly and fairly. When that does not happen, there may be severe doubt about the propriety of the proceedings. In some circumstances, a new trial may be required as the best way to right the wrong that occurred. In one very unusual medical malpractice trial, a Louisiana judge was cited for such bizarre behavior that the state's Supreme Court had to order a new trial for the plaintiff.

Do You Take Prescription Meds? 3 Safety Tips from a New Orleans Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical malpractice is more common than many people realize. In fact, according to the Washington Post, medical negligence may be the third leading cause of death in the United States.

$2.5 million award to mother in medical malpractice trial

In Louisiana and all other states, a great majority of medical malpractice cases are settled prior to trial. The plaintiff loses more often than not in cases that go to trial. That may be because defense attorneys tend to not want to settle medical malpractice cases that they believe are weak. It is not usually an easy task to prove medical malpractice to a jury, especially when the case may in fact be riddled with one or more potential weaknesses.

Which Types of Damages Might Be Available in a Medical Malpractice Claim? New Orleans Wrongful Death Attorney Explains

If you were injured by the negligence of a nurse, doctor, pharmacist, or another health-care worker, then you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. A medical malpractice lawyer can help you pursue compensation for health-care bills, time off work, and noneconomic damages.

What Are the 5 Most Common Forms of Medical Malpractice in Louisiana?

The negligence of a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist can have devastating consequences for patients. Victims may suffer permanent health complications, lose healthy limbs, and sustain cognitive or physical disabilities.

Medical malpractice lawyer must screen cases for legal validity

One of the first tenets of medical malpractice in all jurisdictions, including in Louisiana, is that not all adverse results of a patient's treatment can be considered medically deficient or sufficient to establish liability. There are several important and complex elements that must be established prior to concluding that medical malpractice occurred. Medical malpractice can only be established upon proof that the provider gave the patient less than the minimum required standard of care under the circumstances, i.e., that there was negligence.

Medical malpractice claim needs strong vetting prior to filing

Pursuing a medical malpractice claim in Louisiana or any other jurisdiction is a difficult and complex process to be followed with great care. Current information reveals that medical malpractice is involved in far more cases than ever before believed. Each case, however, requires a very detailed and complex evaluative procedure in order to find the best litigation strategy under the circumstances.

4 Important Facts about Medical Malpractice in Louisiana - Insights from a New Orleans Wrongful Death Attorney

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